How I overcame my drug addiction
My name is Michael. I have had a rough life. I don’t know my real father. The only person I have ever even called dad died when I was nine years-old. My mom is a drug addict and is in prison now as she was pretty much my whole life. I only have maybe one or two friends who I can really count on, and I have always lived with my grandmother since birth.
On my 13th birthday, I was at a friend’s house. Now I knew that he and his family smoked pot, but I had never tried it and then my friend asked me if I wanted to try it. I was hesitant, but I said sure and so started my addiction with drugs. I knew I was already hooked right after the first hit. I fell in love with it, but little did I know how much trouble it would cause me later down the road. So, I went home the next day, and I paced back and forth for about thirty minutes. I didn’t know what was wrong with me, then it hit me that I needed to have more. So almost everyday after school I went over to his house just to get a quick high until four months later my grandma caught me one day and that’s the day that changed my life from terrible to better.
After I got caught, my grandma took me home. When I got there, there were at least 12 people at my house to greet me and get on me at the same time. Even though I was stoned out of my mind, it hit me that I was starting to go down the path of my mother and how many people didn’t want that to happen at all. Then a cop showed up, he talked to me for at least two hours. When he left my best friend’s step-dad who loves me to death showed up. He talked to me for about three hours. He took me out to eat and all that and that‘s when I decided to stop it all cold turkey and, to tell you the truth, I did stop it all cold turkey.
To sum this all up, all I have to say is don’t do drugs ever. No matter how tempting it might be, it’s the hardest addiction to quit, no matter how old you are.
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